Prospect Heights, IL


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Prospect Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,386 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Prospect Heights is the 155th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Prospect Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Prospect Heights is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prospect Heights who work in office and administrative support (13.23%), sales jobs (10.28%), and management occupations (9.79%).

Also of interest is that Prospect Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Prospect Heights are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.77% of adults in Prospect Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Prospect Heights in 2010 was $32,258, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,032 for a family of four. However, Prospect Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Prospect Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Prospect Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prospect Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Prospect Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Prospect Heights include German, Irish, Italian, and English.

In addition, Prospect Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (40.10%).

The most common language spoken in Prospect Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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